The Friday Find: The Lyla Side Chair from EQ3

The Lyla Side Chair, EQ3

Oh heeeeey ya'll. Look at me all over this Friday Find post after a several-months long hiatus. Much has been the happs around here at EMME Design HQ and while we've never NOT EVER stopped shopping, we did need a wee break from blogging. BUT WE'RE BACK BABY. 

And since it's summer and all I can think about are breezy white curtains billowing inward from a gentle breeze through an open window and lazy days spent lounging on a dock with an ice cold drink in hand, my tastes have shifted from sleek city styles to more a more relaxed farm-fresh aesthetic. And hence, I give you, the Lyla Side Chair

I've been dying to use these perfect chairs in a space since I first laid eyes on them and though I think there are plenty of city homes that could easily benefit from this airy, stylish seat—particularly in a kid-friendly eat-in kitchen—where I really want to work with them is in a relaxed cottage kitchen or a gathered round a country table heaped with fresh-cut wild flowers and veggies straight from the garden. You feeling me? 

These babies are not only comfortable (yep, I mean it, even sans cushion) and AFFORDABLE but they come in six colours including standard black, white and a pretty pale grey, plus a few great pops of colour like forest green and cerulean blue. They were once available in PINK! and YELLOW! but it appears those hues are currently not available. SAD FACE. 

I would be remiss of me not to mention Miss Lyla Side Chair's adorbs cousin Lyla Arm Chair because I mean just look at this cuteness would ya: 

The Lyla Arm Chair, EQ3

The Lyla Arm Chair, EQ3

Both the Side Chair and the Arm Chair are also available as counter and bar stools. 

It is not a well kept secret that us EMME Designers get a little more excited than can be considered normal when it comes to good chair. The Scandinavian Windsor is a darn near perfect specimen in my mind. BUT it is easy to eff it up. The Lylas have minimal, modern lines and great proportions making them ideal for use across a variety of design styles and situations. Just keep in mind that not every variation of the Windsor can do the same. 

Need a little advice on when and where to use a chair like Lyla? Or whether she might make a good addition to your furniture family? We'd love to discuss! Drop us a line, we'll even answer from the dock! 


- Mia


The Friday Find: Bryght (EDIT: Now Called Article, Same Great Stuff)

Let's just get the two most obvious things out of the way right off the top, shall we? 

1. It's SATURDAY. I know, I know. But you know what though? BUSY. And busy is good, therefore posting a Friday feature on a Saturday is good. That's logic, right? 

2. Everything is faux midmod and I'm over-doing the faux midmod and STOP ALREADY WITH THE FAUX MIDMOD. But I can't because I love it. And I love other things. OH DO I EVER. But I'm trying to be a little realistic and not post things that nobody on earth outside of the much-discussed 1% can afford. But people, if you want more inspirational and less attainable, I can give it to you. 

For today though, I give you (EDIT: is now called Article, new name, same stuff!) I know you've been seeing them pop up everywhere—Facebook, Instagram especially. Me too. And finally I was like OKAY I'LL CLICK YOU SAUCY THING. And I did... and I kind of loved it. There are some incredibly affordable pieces that would be very difficult to find at a reasonable price anywhere else. The Sven sofa in tan full grain Italian leather you see above? $1999CAN? Yum. 

And this pretty Diamond

I'll take two! 

Required disclaimer: The biz model here is lower prices because they are exclusively online, so of course I haven't seen, touched or sat on either of these babies in person—quality remains to be seen—but I likey the lookie. 

Anyone purchased from Bryght (now Article)? Would you? If you want our advice please do give us a CALL. 

The Friday Find: The Perfect Mid Mod Teak Cabinet from GUFF

If you are a fan of mid-century modern and/or Scandinavian design and you are in or around the Toronto area, chances are you've heard of GUFF Furniture.  I personally have a house full of gorgeous finds from this Leslieville vintage shopper's staple, including the dining room table I'm working on right now! 

I pop onto the GUFF website at least a few times a week to see what's up and then I spend the next several hours fighting myself to keep from buying everything. My house is already in over-teak and though I'm quick to justify it by citing my Danish bloodline, there really does come a time when enough is enough. 

This cabinet though? COME ON. How strong to I have to be?! Those perfect proportions for a smallish space and cheerful smiley face drawer pulls? Add the fact that it's a two-piece and top and bottom can be used separately as required/desired and I'm actually in the car right now forget you read this it's mine... 

...okay fine I'm not in the car. I haven't a square inch left to devote to this cuteness. But if you do, get cracking! And if it's already sold, as it might well be when you read this (sorry), we would be beyond delighted to hunt down something equally perfect for you and your space. Call us!